This a B n B with an identity. A great space in the middle of Melville, a once working class, now somewhat trendy suburb of JHB. The B n B has a website that gives some insight into the place and actually highlights the room we happened to stay in for a few days in Nov 2012. I recommend this place for all the usual reasons - comfortable rooms, and bathrooms, good beds and amazing breakfasts. But in addition, each room is filled with paintings and other art pieces with no particular theme other than what appealed to the owner. The only minor issue I had was with the awkward parking spots available. The staff was friendly and helpful and made sure that the food they bought for us suited our dietary needs. This is not the cheapest guest house in Melville but I'm pretty sure that it has the best view of the city and the most interesting architecture. Contrary to the impression that a few reviewers give, I think its safe to walk around the area. We had a great stay at this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The passion, charm, colours, luminosity and timeless quality of this beautiful guest house consistently draws guests from all over the world into invigorating social exchange - yet also allows for gentle non intrusive privacy. Set high above the heart of Melville with splendid views over a forested Johannesburg and 70km on to the Magaliesberg. Each of the fourteen en-suite rooms has a unique sense of style and design, some with their own conservatory, balcony and fireplace. Beautiful bathrooms with large showers and deep baths. Spectacular breakaway lounges and swimming pool. The gentle hearts, softness of smiles, the warmness and memorable breakfast’s, imbues care to all who have found this home from home. Designed to provide memorable accommodation for well- informed international travellers that seek the best that Johannesburg and South Africa can offer, at affordable prices.A Room With A View is beautifully situated in the heart of Johannesburg’s most blessed parklands and also close to every necessary amenity. More than just B&B or guesthouse accommodation, rather like a boutique hotel.The timeless quality of this magnificent guesthouse and bed and breakfast consistently draws visitors from all over the world into invigorating social exchanges – yet allows for gentle, non- intrusive privacy.A spectacular high visitor’s lounge is open to all, with handy catering facilities, making it conducive to socializing while also providing you with a venue to entertain your own Johannesburg guests. A Roman- style swimming pool and surrounds offer outdoor relaxation throughout Johannesburg’s glorious 8 month summer season. Two conference rooms, each accommodating up to 14 delegates are served with wholesome lunches and beverages to order. With free internet and satellite DSTV, why stay in Sandton or Randburg if you can have luxury accommodation nearby in Melville and more. ... more less